Morning Read: Defending Gotbaum’s Office, Courting Hip-Hop

This blogger objects to Michael Bloomberg’s campaign spending.
July 4 is too expensive for Yonkers.
Carolyn Maloney, Peter King and Kirsten Gillibrand all want to re-open the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
“Ms. Maloney is a politician of vast experience, and a lady of elegance,” writes the blogger at Tenant Planet.
“I know that Carolyn Maloney will make a damn good Senator,” writes Kos diarist nysmith123.
Chuck Schumer gets lots of hedge fund contributions.
Jacob Gershman argues that Michael Bloomberg should intervene in the Senate. He also says Republicans can’t afford to back down, but Democrats can.
The public advocate candidates, belatedly, protest the 40 percent cut to the office.

Morning Read: Defending Gotbaum’s Office, Courting Hip-Hop